Before all this happened in the days of my freedom, I was at Courtright Resevoir with my family for a night of the outdoors. We were driving around looking for a place to camp when certain family members wanted to stay at a public camping ground. Others in the family weren't too impressed with this location or the neighbors, but we/they put our/their selves aside and planned for a pleasant evening. This actually turned out great for Beetles because I found a nice series of a Sierra Nevada endemic Tiger Beetle; Omus laevis.
Omus laevis LeConte, 1866
This was the highlight for me, but there were many other great findings:
Top: Ceruchus punctatus LeConte, 1869
Bottom: Ponderosa Pine log micro habitat.
Top: Anatis rathvoni (LeConte, 1852)
Bottom: Courtright Resevoir, habitat.
This one I had foolishly mistaken for a Cantharid, so I didn't collect it. But after a longer look at the picture I realized it is really a member of the genus Asclera; another species from the family Oedemeridae I found on this trip.